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Mechanisms of Cooperation

Cooperation among the agents of an OAA system is achieved via messages expressed in a common language, ICL, and is normally structured around a three-part approach: providers of services register capabilities specifications with a facilitator, requesters of services construct goals and relay them to a facilitator, and facilitators coordinate the efforts of the appropriate service providers in satisfying these goals.

Adam Cheyer
Mon Oct 19 17:14:26 PDT 1998